Robotic Surgery

Recent technological advances in surgery have led to new minimally invasive surgical approaches.

Laparoscopy is an operation performed in the abdomen or pelvis through small incisions—1/2 inch in length—with the aid of a camera and instruments. This approach generally reduces pain after surgery, and quickens recovery.

With the advent of da Vinci robotic technology, laparoscopic surgeons have increased dexterity and control. The surgeon still performs the entire operation, while the robot serves as an extension of the surgeon’s movements. As such, robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery has changed the standard of care for a variety of urologic procedures including radical prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, radical nephrectomy, and pyeloplasty.

Here at the Urology Institute of South Bay, we offer experience and versatility in all surgical approaches—including robotic, laparoscopic and conventional open.

Since each patient is unique, we stress the importance of pre-operative counseling, and we decide together on the treatment plan that is appropriate for each individual’s needs.

Robotic-assisted laparoscopic surgery has changed the standard of care for a variety of urologic procedures.